Evaluating Input Devices for Dance Research

  • Mari Romarheim HaugenEmail author
  • Kristian Nymoen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9617)


Recording music-related motions in ecologically valid situations can be challenging. We investigate the performance of three devices providing 3D acceleration data, namely Axivity AX3, iPhone 4s and a Wii controller tracking rhythmic motions. The devices are benchmarked against an infrared motion capture system, tested on both simple and complex music-related body motions, and evaluations are presented of the data quality and suitability for tracking music-related motions in real-world situations. The various systems represent different trade-offs with respect to data quality, user interface and physical attributes.


Music and motion Dance Samba Motion capture Motion analysis Qualisys AX3 iPhone Wii 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MusicologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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